Voting for Bieber, It’s Not Just a VMAs Thing
If you’re like me, by now you’ve already cast a ballot, or twenty, for Justin Bieber who is up for Best New Artist at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. (Ed note: congrats on the win, Justin!).
Yet the truth is that this isn’t the only time Bieber needs you to vote for him, and next time around there’s more at stake than a moon man. Elections are taking place this November 2nd across America that will impact Bieber’s future…and ours.
In a submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, announced last month, Campus Progress is making it clear that this fall, we’re voting on behalf of celebrities who can’t, like Justin Bieber. While “the Biebs,” may be too young to vote, those of us with the right shouldn’t take it for granted.
Ultimately, Election Day puts us in a position of power: Members of Congress may have the power to vote for or against legislation, but young voters have the power to vote for or against every one of them on November 2nd.
The fact is that we don’t need a newspaper or a 5 month old study to tell us what we will or will not do, and contrary to what you may have heard, this election isn’t about party allegiances, It’s about the future of our country.
So this November 2nd, vote again. If not for yourself…do it, for Bieber.
Check out http://www.voteagain2010.com for more information no how you can vote again in 2010. It’s not too late to register / re-register if you’ve moved since the last election.
Enough about us. Why are YOU voting again in 2010? Click here to submit your own video to the Vote Again 2010 video contest!
While you're here, check out Vote Again 2010's video contest launch video:
UPDATE: It's official: the media's got "Bieber Fever." Yesterday news outlets including Politico, Vanity Fair and Wonkette blogged about the video, and MSNBC correspondent Luke Russert reacted to it in a segment discussing young voters. Although not all the coverage has been positive – Washington Post opinion columnist Alexandra Petri said the video was “In some ways…the worst political ad ever” – we're glad we've got your attention. Whether you’re voting for Bieber, energy reform, immigration reform, LGBT equality, or job creation, Election Day is our day, and we’re going to make ourselves heard.
Cross posted on VoteAgain2010.com.
Sara is a Communications and Outreach Associate at Campus Progress.